Nikon D80 Review
Nikon D80 specifications
|Price (US)|| Body only: $ 999 [check price]
Body + 18-135 mm DX lens kit: $ 1299
|Price (UK)|| Body only: £ 699
Body + 18-135 mm DX lens kit: £ 949
|Sensor *|| 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor
Nikon DX format (1.5x FOV crop)
10.2 million effective pixels
10.8 million total pixels
RGB Color Filter Array
12-bit A/D converter
|Image sizes *|| • 3872 x 2592 (Large, 10.0 MP)
• 2896 x 1944 (Medium, 5.6 MP)
• 1936 x 1296 (Small, 2.5 MP)
|File formats|| NEF (12-bit compressed
JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
|File sizes (approx.)|| NEF (RAW): 12.4 MB
JPEG Large / Fine: 4.8 MB
JPEG Large / Normal: 2.4 MB
JPEG Medium / Fine: 2.7 MB
JPEG Medium / Normal: 1.3 MB
JPEG Small / Fine: 1.2 MB
JPEG Small / Normal: 0.6 MB
|Lens mount||Nikon F mount (with AF coupling & AF contacts)|
DX Nikkor : All functions supported
|Autofocus|| TTL phase detection
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module *
Detection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 equivalent, normal temperature)
|AF Assist|| White light lamp
Approximate range 0.5 to 3.0 m (1.6 - 9.8 ft)
|Lens servo|| Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Continuous-servo AF (AF-C)
Automatic AF-S/AF-C (AF-A) *
Manual focus (M)
|Focus tracking||Predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status in continuous-servo AF|
|Focus area *|| Normal: 11 areas, single area or group can be selected
Wide: focus area can be switched to center wide-frame focus area
|AF Area mode|| Single Area AF
Dynamic Area AF
Auto Area AF *
|Focus lock||Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button|
|Exposure mode|| Digital Vari-program
- Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close up, Sports, Night landscape, Night portrait
Programmed auto (P) with flexible program
Shutter-priority auto (S)
Aperture priority auto (A)
Three mode through-the-lens (TTL) exposure metering system
|Metering range|| EV 0 to 20 (3D color matrix
or center-weighted metering)
EV 2 to 20 (spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C) *
|Meter coupling||Combined CPU and AI *|
|Exposure compen.|| +/- 5 EV
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
|AE Lock||Exposure value locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button|
|AE Bracketing|| 2 or 3 frames
+/- 2 EV
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
|Sensitivity|| Auto ISO (customizable)
• ISO 2000 equiv. (HI 0.3) *
• ISO 2500 equiv. (HI 0.7) *
• ISO 3200 equiv. (HI 1.0) *
|Auto ISO options *|| Maximum ISO (200, 400, 800 or 1600)
Minimum shutter speed (1 to 1/125 sec)
|Shutter|| Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter *
30 to 1/4000 sec *
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Flash X-Sync: up to 1/200 sec *
|White balance|| Auto (TTL white-balance with 420 pixels RGB sensor *)
Six manual modes with fine-tuning
o Direct sunlight
Kelvin color temperature *
Preset white balance (immediate or from photo) *
White balance bracketing possible
|WB Bracketing|| 2 or 3 frames
+/- 1, 2 or 3 mired
|Color space|| Ia (sRGB)
II (Adobe RGB)
IIIa (sRGB - optimized for landscapes)
|Image parameters *|| Preset modes: Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, B&W
Sharpening: Auto, 6 levels
Tone: Auto, 5 levels, Custom curve
Color mode: Ia (sRGB), II (Adobe RGB), IIIa (sRGB)
Saturation: Auto, 3 levels
Hue: -9° to +9°
|High ISO NR *||• Normal
|Viewfinder *|| Fixed eye-level pentaprism
Built-in diopter adjustment (-2.0 to +1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint: 19.5 mm (at -1.0 m-1)
Frame coverage 95% (approx.)
Viewfinder magnification approx. 0.94x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Focusing screen: Type B BriteView clear matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines
|Viewfinder information *||• Focus indications
• Metering system
• AE/FV lock indicator
• Flash sync indicator
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator
• ISO sensitivity
• Exposure mode
• Flash output level compensation
• Exposure compensation
• Number of remaining exposures
|LCD monitor *|| 2.5" TFT LCD
230,000 pixel TFT
170 degree viewing angle
|Built-in flash|| Auto pop-up in Auto or Scene modes or in Auto mode
Manual pop-up, electronic release
Guide number 13 (ISO 100) *
|Flash control|| TTL : TTL flash control by 420 pixel RGB sensor *
o Built-in Speedlight: i-TTL balanced fill-flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering or mode dial set to M)
o SB-800 or 600: i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 with CPU lens *
Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27, and 22s
Range-priority manual available with SB-800
|Flash Sync Mode|| Auto
Red-eye reduction with Slow Sync
|Wireless Flash *||With SB-800, 600, and R200, supports Advanced Wireless Lighting (SB-600 and R200 only support AWL when used as remote flash), Auto FP High-Speed Sync, Flash Color Information Communication, modeling Flash, and FV Lock|
|Flash Sync speed||1/200 sec *|
|Flash compensation|| -3 to +1 EV
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
|Accessory shoe|| ISO standard hot-shoe with safety lock|
|Flash Sync Terminal||No|
|DOF Preview||When CPU lens is attached, lens aperture can be stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or value selected by camera (other modes)|
|Shooting modes|| Single frame shooting (S)
Continuous shooting (C) mode: approx. 3 frame per second
Delayed remote mode
Quick-resposne remote mode
|Continuous buffer *|| 6 NEF (or JPEG+NEF)
23 JPEG Large/Fine
100 JPEG any smaller size
|Self-timer|| 2, 5, 10 or 20 sec|
|Remote control|| Remote Cord MC-DC1 (optional, cable)
Remote Control ML-L3 (optional, Infrared)
Camera Control Pro software (optional)
|Text input||Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input is available with LCD monitor and multi-selector; stored in EXIF header|
|Playback functions||• Full frame
• Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments)
• Zoom (magnified)
• Slideshow (Standard or Pictmotion)
• RGB histogram indication *
• Shooting data
• Highlight point display
• Auto image rotation
|Delete function|| Card format
|Retouching *||• D-Lighting
• Red-eye reduction
• Monochrome and Filter
• Small picture
• Image overlay
|Languages||• Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
|Storage *|| Secure Digital / Secure Digital HC
FAT / FAT32
Supports firmware update via SD card
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B connector) *
Mass storage / PTP selectable
Video out (NTSC or PAL selectable)
DC-IN (optional AC adapter)
|Power|| Lithium-Ion battery pack
MB-D80 battery pack / vertical grip (optional)
AC Adapter EH-5 (optional)
|Working environment|| 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Less than 85% humidity
|Dimensions *||132 x 103 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in)|
|Weight (no battery)||585 g (1.3 lb)|
|Weight (inc. batt)||668 g (1.5 lb)|
|Box contents *||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Quick Charger MH-18a, Audio-Video Cable EG-D2, USB Cable UC-E4, Strap, Body cap, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Rubber Eyecup DK-21, LCD monitor cover BM-7, Accessory shoe cover, PictureProject CD-ROM|
|Optional accessories *||Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D80, Magnifying Eyepiece DK-21M, AC Adapter EH-5, Wireless Remote Control ML-L3, Remote Cord MC-DC1, Speedlight SB-800/SB-600/R200, Capture NX, Camera Control Pro.|
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